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Make Sure to Google The Property You Are Buying First!

So you put an offer in, you’re deposit is down, you’ve got the financing, you’ve done a home inspection and you’re ready to move in. Wrong! You should do a web search and a newspaper search on the house you are looking to spend the rest of your life in. Most people think because they…

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You want to Use the Old Photos? Really?

I hear horror stories about how agents will just use the old photos from MLS. Its the laziest thing an agent can do. Even to take a picture with your iPhone would be better resolution than old photos from MLS. Its crazy to think that an agent in this day and age will have the…

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Is Quartz the New Granite?

I was recently representing a condo buy for one of my clients, and to my astonishment they told me that the quartz in the model is an upgrade, and that granite comes with the condo. I was so perplexed because last year when I put granite in my kitchen, the granite was much more expensive…

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Is Staging Worth The Money?

Most Agent will always say you should stage your house. I agree. If you call cleaning up and making your house as presentable as possible. I disagree if you think that you must spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to bring in new furniture and redo you’re whole house. There is however a place for…

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Investing In Real Estate? How to Get In!

Investing in Real Estate is a multi faceted industry. There are companies that will do it for you, there are agents that will invest and take a cut. There are seminars, you could spend years researching the market and waiting. The best advice that I’ve gathered is to jump in with a small investment, and…

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Should You Buy a Cottage?

We are getting to the heart of the summer months now The question is should you buy a cottage, or rent one out? There are many pros and cons to this. Lets say for instance you buy a cottage for $200-300000. If you calculate the mortgage over 25 years, add interest, well you get the…

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To Present or Not Present

The old ways or yester year was to call the opposing agent and say you have an offer and you would like to present. You would then battle it out until wee hours of the night and at the end of it all, a house would be sold and bought. Fast forward 50 years and…

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The Outside Of Your House Reflects the Inside

When I take buyers out to look at houses, I can’t even count anymore how many times, we will get to the front of the house and they look at me like I’m crazy. At this point I’m already psychic and I know what’s coming. “Can we just keep driving?” I then proceed to go…

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How A Bridge Can Help You

Never have your closing date and selling date on the same day. That is my professional, and I stress the Professional Advice here. Its more like common sense.  You would be surprised how many times a house doesn’t close on the closing date. It is common to close a day after, sometimes on a Monday…